About the Live Your Legend Revolution

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

– Howard Thurman

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The Reason Why…

Imagine for a moment a world where everyone did work that made them come alive. And imagine if you were surrounded by the people who made that type of life possible.

What would that look like? How differently would you treat your server at lunch or your husband, wife or children? How much harder would you pursue the things in front of you? How much more innovation would there be? How would those around you start to treat others as a result of how you treated them?

One ripple creates another. When enough ripples intersect, you have a revolution.

We believe that the world would be an altogether different place if we all did work that actually mattered to us. Because when we focus our time and talents on the work that means something to us, it starts to matter to those around us as well. That’s what starts to change the world.

This way of life is more possible than you think. More possible than it’s ever been. Especially when you decide to surround yourself with the people already doing it. We want to expose you to that new world – to that community that makes the impossible not only possible, but normal. That is why Live Your Legend exists.

We, this site, you – all of us are here to lead a revolution of people doing work they love.

And hopefully, before long, you’ll start to feel like Simon, one of our 200,000+ community members…

“It was 18 months ago when I came across Live Your Legend and it just completely blew my mind. I was living this life thinking I have to kind of just do this. Then it was like a kid on Christmas Day with my wife thinking, ‘We don’t have to do this anymore.’ It was literally a life change. It opened so many doors. Thanks for everything you’re doing.”

– Simon P., Singapore

“There must be another way.”

That’s usually the thought that leads people right here.

And the answer is yes. Yes, there is. And it’s a lot more possible than you realize. Our job is to shed light on that path – and to show you you’re not alone. Not even close.

With over 200,000 members from every country in the world who use our career and connection tools on a monthly basis, and with free monthly Live Your Legend Local meetup groups in over 150 cities in 48 countries (including Kenya, Kuwait, Sydney and San Francisco), one thing’s for sure…

You are certainly not alone.

Maybe your script sounds a little something like Jared’s did, who’s been with us since the beginning…

“I think about it every single day, I feel guilty, anxious about it. There’s only so much time on this earth. I need to do something.”

Don’t be mistaken, living your legend often takes massive effort to make the transition. You’re going to ask yourself some tough questions with even more challenging answers. But is there anything more worth getting right? This is your guide to breaking free – to knowing that you lived a life of meaning.

So get ready to cover a lot of ground. We’re constantly learning, reading, traveling, exploring, connecting with others and testing everything under the sun, from rapid ultra-marathon preparation to side-hustle business prototypes and creating instant physical rapport. Every bit of it helps us better understand ourselves and how you can better push limits and put your dent in the world.

It’s time to stop sleepwalking.

Come join the party, and…

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So, does any of this resonate?

You know you could be doing better work, you’re just not sure where to start.

You feel lost and let down. Like the system, culture, school, society, the people you depended on have led you astray.

You’re tired of people telling you life has to be lived a certain way.

You need a tight community of people who actually understand you – to inspire and support your big ideas.

You want to do something that actually matters – to you and to the world.

You need help getting there.

What we’re doing here is not for everyone, but if this strikes a chord, then come join us and the hundreds of thousands of other readers already committed to doing all they can with this one very short life.

We are meant to do work we love.

The world needs it.

It starts with becoming a part of something much bigger than any one of us. This is not a journey fit for the solo traveler. There are other people who see the world the same way. Who share your beliefs. They’re on this page right now, reading this right along with you. And they’re all over the world. It turns out there are a lot of us.

You’re in good company.

Watch the Full Story on the TEDx Stage in San Francisco…

In October of 2012, Scott Dinsmore, the founder of Live Your Legend, was asked to give a TEDx talk at the de Young Museum in San Francisco on How to Find & Do Work You Love. It was an unbelievable honor (and a tad terrifying). The talk has now been viewed over 7,000,000 times and was recently listed as one of the Top 15 Ted Talks of 2015! It’s been surreal to see experience unfold, especially since this message embodies exactly what our Live Your Legend Revolution stands for.

It also covers our proprietary Passionate Work Framework, a surprisingly simple 3-step process that Scott learned from his 10+ years of interviewing and researching thousands of people doing work that mattered.

Oh, and if you watch closely, you might catch his mic flying off his face in the middle of his favorite story – luckily he didn’t notice until he stepped off the stage. He was just following TEDx orders: Bring the passion…

Can’t see the video? Click here. For a bit more of a taste of how we see the world, check out: The 15 Rules of Our Revolution (Are you in or are you out?)

And in case you’re wondering why we call this a Revolution, you gotta watch this…

A little about the name…

LIVE: To spend one’s life in a particular way. To have an exciting or fulfilling existence.

YOUR: Unique to who you are and no one else.

LEGEND: Something remarkable and noteworthy, however big or small, that somehow changes the world.

Live Your Legend:

To live each day making your unique dent in the world, using your natural strengths, passions and talents. 

The name come from one of our favorite books, The Alchemist. It’s a story about a boy pursuing his Personal Legend – one’s destiny and reason for being. It’s something you never actually accomplish, but is more an inherent feeling of purpose you spend your life pursuing.

This legend, more than anything, gives one genuine reason to live and do great things. After reading one of the passages, he looked out to the stream and, among some of the most vast wildernesses in the world, realized we are all here to live our own legend.

What’s your Legend? Are you living it?

We all have dreams, passions and gifts that the world desperately needs. If we aren’t adding those to the world, we aren’t living our potential and we’ll never be fully fulfilled. Not to mention we’re short changing the rest of the world! But don’t worry, your legend doesn’t have to be some earth-shattering thing – it can be anything as long as it’s meaningful to you. Maybe it’s solving world hunger or simply using your talent to teach algebra to the child down the street. It isn’t about size or fame or recognition. It’s about putting a dent in the world that only you are capable of.

It’s about finding what makes you come alive. It’s about being free.

Whether you know it or not, you have a deep desire to Live Your Legend. We all do.

Unfortunately, too many people tell us these dreams aren’t possible. Perhaps it’s time to stop listening and start living. It’s time to start doing things we give a sh*t about. Or as Theodore Roosevelt so perfectly said, it’s time to step into the arena.

The Man (or Woman) In The Arena

It is not the critic who counts;

not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,

or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,

whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;

who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,

because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;

but who does actually strive to do the deeds;

who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;

who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,

and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,

so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls

who neither know victory nor defeat.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Come Along & Join Us in the Arena…

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  • THE GOAL-SETTING & WEEKLY PLANNING WORKBOOKS
  • 2 STEPS TO PRIORITIZE SUCCESS LIKE WARREN BUFFET
  • HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU NEED WORKSHEET
  • THE SHOULD I QUIT TEST
  • ACCESS TO LOCAL MEETUPS
  • NEW TOOLS ROUTINELY ADDED...

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But who are we to say all this?

CapHi! I am Chelsea Dinsmore, The Chief Inspiration Officer of Live Your Legend. This movement was founded by my dear and late husband, Scott Dinsmore.

Over a decade of research led him to create a process for making discoveries about what lit him up and for finding and doing work he loved. He started helping others find the same through 1:1 work, writing, documenting folks living their legends all over the world, and getting out on all kinds of adventures. You can check out his full story here.

Unfortunately, he was in a tragic accident in September of 2015 as we were nearing the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and I have since stepped in to carry on the message and mission of Live Your Legend. 

As I lost my husband at an all too early age, one of the only things that has given me comfort while dealing with this loss is knowing that Scott lived his life with passion and purpose. He truly lived more in his 33 years than most do in a lifetime—and there is some peace in that, even in the midst of such a tragedy.

So while I stood by Scott’s mission while he was on this planet, I have never believed more strongly in it than I do now. The greatest gift he gave me was the way he lived his life – with intention, purpose, passion and doing what he loved with those he loved each and every day. And in that he made a tremendous impact on the world and left an incredible legacy that lives on. This has given me a unique perspective on how important it is to spend your time in a way that matters, not only for yourself but for those you love.

So, encouraging others to discover the work they love, not settle for a life of mediocrity and realize they were meant to truly live, not to just slowly die, is my way of carrying on Scott’s mission—and giving back to the world the gift that Scott gave to me.

At Live Your Legend, we believe that doing work you love is a fundamental human right. It’s not just reserved for the lucky few who have the extra time, resources or luxury to “just quit” and move on.

The following are fundamental beliefs behind the LYL movement: 

  1. We are capable of a lot more than we give ourselves credit for.
  2. You don’t have to do things the way they’ve always been done.
  3. There’s usually a better way.
  4. Most things aren’t as impossible as we think. They must be tested.
  5. Exploring and getting out on adventures adds clarity to most of life’s confusions.
  6. We can all do work we love, we just have to understand ourselves first – and create the proper surroundings.
  7. Environment. Is. Everything. The fastest way to do the things you don’t think can be done is to hang around people already doing them. Choose your friends wisely and brainwash the impossible.
  8. The education and experiments never end.

If you share any of these values, you will be right at home here.

Scott intentionally built the Live Your Legend community to be bigger than just one man. That was his motivation behind the LYL Local movement. He never wanted the possibilities and community to be limited to him, and it is a testament to his heart, passion, and vision that his amazing legacy – this community – will indeed continue on.

Over the years of building Live Your Legend, Scott put together and incredible team, who continue to help me with this mission today. You can read more about them here.

About-Team

Scott laid the foundation for Live Your Legend and many of the words and videos you see on this site come from him and his unbelievable passion for helping others. You’ll also be hearing from the trusted people behind Live Your Legend who are motivated and driven to keep the mission moving forward. We are only as strong as those that support us and we’ve got a wonderful team that is supported by an unbelievable community – you!

So Thank You! 

It is you and the rest of the community that makes Live Your Legend what it is. Together we can make big things happen—we can Live Our Legends.

So welcome to the adventure, and thank you for being here – not just for yourself, but everyone around you.

This is just the beginning…

Chelsea Dinsmore, Live Your Legend Chief Inspiration Officer

PS. To give us a better feel for how we can help you, be sure to download our free Passionate Work Toolkit and join our community. It’s all free for you to use anyway you’d like. All we ask is that you do something with it!

 

Grab the Free Toolkit

To Find Work You Love

  • 27 QUESTIONS TO IGNITE YOUR SPARK
  • THE GOAL-SETTING & WEEKLY PLANNING WORKBOOKS
  • 2 STEPS TO PRIORITIZE SUCCESS LIKE WARREN BUFFET
  • HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU NEED WORKSHEET
  • THE SHOULD I QUIT TEST
  • ACCESS TO LOCAL MEETUPS
  • NEW TOOLS ROUTINELY ADDED...

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“It was 18 months ago when I came across Live Your Legend and it just completely blew my mind. I was living this life thinking I have to kind of just do this. Then it was like a kid on Christmas Day with my wife thinking ‘we don’t have to do this anymore.’ It was literally a life change. It opened so many doors. Thanks for everything you’re doing.”

- Simon P., Singapore